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The Oscars of Fashion: The Met Gala


It’s that time of year again. The first Monday in May symbolizing the biggest night in fashion. That is, of course, the Met Gala. The gala that is so exclusive, you pretty much have to be an A-Lister or the next Anna Wintour to score a ticket. For years this extraordinary event has had a tradition in keeping with a theme of the night. This year’s gala will feature the Japanese label of Comme des Garçons by designer Rei Kawakubo.

Being more than just a fashion event, the Met Gala strives at something else than just a pretty picture on the red carpet. It is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts costume institute and brings together some of Hollywood’s biggest names along with fashion and politics. The formal name of the Met Gala is the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit. We’ll stick to Met Gala for short.

Since the theme this year is a Japanese designer, celebrities and guests are often suggested to comply with the year’s theme, adding on to the excitement of the event. This year is sure to bring on exotic, bold, and colorful outfits due to the nature of Kawabuko’s style. Kawabuko will be the first living designer honored since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983.

An exhibition will run from May 4th to September 4th at the Met and will feature Kawabuko’s work dating back to her first fashion show in Paris in 1981. There will be over 100 of her designs.

To prepare for the event Katy Perry was featured on Vogue’s May cover with a Comme des Garçons spread. She is a co-chair at this year’s event with Pharell Williams, Gisele Bündchen, and Tom Brady. Kawabuko is the honorary chair this year respectively, and of course, Anna Wintour serving as the Met Gala chair since 1995.

If you want a ticket to this year’s event, you’re out of luck sadly. With not only the event being extremely exclusive, the list this year got a smidge bit smaller. This year won’t see the whole Kardashian clan, or even Beyonce due to her pregnancy, but rather a smaller amount of celebrities. Regardless it’s still bound to be the event of the season.

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